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Megan Cottam

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Megan Cottam is a 2007 CoC alumna and Coordinator of Christian Formation at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Richmond, Virginia, where she works with her husband, Steven.  They live in intentional community in Church Hill with their daughter.

Contributions from Megan Cottam
Humanity, as flawed as it may be, is beautiful

I ran home for some family stuff this weekend, and had the opportunity to go back to Our Lady of Lourdes, my home parish, for the first time since joining TFA back in June. Upon walking in with my mother, we were pointed out, "We need you!" Turns out they were desperate for Eucharistic Ministers. Besides the fact that our church changed all the rules since the last time I was there, I was told to fake like I knew what I was doing and got to participate in the mass.

November 13, 2008
Christian Smith and his fellow sociologists delve into the lives of 18-23 year olds to discover habits, patterns, and mindsets that perpetuate negative behaviors in emerging adults. They explore morality, consumerism, substance abuse, premarital sex, and political apathy. They document interviews and conversations from this age group that show very candidly the young adult position on these topics. They provide minimal solutions, but instead highlight the need to engage the problems developing in this phase of life.
February 1, 2012
Scripture Reflection for the Third Sunday of Easter (May 4, 2014)

Scripture Readings: Acts 2:14, 22-33 Psalm 16:1-2a+5, 7-8, 9-10, 11 1 Peter 1:17-21 Luke 24:13-35

Will Jesus’ crucifixion be a story of despair or hope? It is up to those left behind to decide.

In the readings for this Sunday, we hear opposite reactions to the same event. Jesus had been nailed to the cross. He suffered, died and was buried. And now he was gone from the tomb.

April 30, 2014
Scripture Reflection for the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (July 5, 2015)

Scripture Readings:  Ezekiel 2:2-5 Psalm 123:1-2, 2, 3-4 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 Mark 6:1-6

June 29, 2015
Scripture Reflection for the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (October 4, 2015)

Scripture Readings: Genesis 2:18-24 Psalm 128 Hebrews 2:9-11 Mark 10:2-16

“It is not good for the man to be alone.”

September 30, 2015
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